Remember that old movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” where James Stewart, from Montana, goes to the “big city” to make his mark? Well, that happened recently when Chef Cary was presented an opportunity to go to Honolulu to be on the KITV morning news program to talk about Kohala Burger and Taco to news anchor, Lara Yamada and demonstrate one of KBAT’s signature items, the Beach Style Taco with blackened ahi tuna.
Cary flew with his wife, Stephanie, to Oahu for the show in late February and brought his stove, cooking utensils and ahi with him. Up early and arriving at the KITV news station at the crack of dawn, Cary met with the news anchors, Melani and Keya (weather girl) and had a very good time discussing his passion for the restaurant and developing cuisine that included the freshest ingredients.
“I was struck how difficult it was to be on point in a studio,” Cary explained. "I had a blast being on the program. I already understand that making food is hard work, but I definitely found new respect that delivering the news is difficult work, as well.”
After the cooking demonstration was over, and the cameras stopped rolling, Cary invited the hosts and technicians to sample the tacos he had just prepared for the cameras. In fact, Cary ended up feeding the entire staff at the station!
Here is the final video that ran the first week in March to the entire state of Hawaii!
Instead of battling ruthless politicians like Mr. Smith did in the movie, Cary cooked like a pro and then went and had a great time with Stephanie in Waikiki. Now THAT is a great ending to a film!